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Wise Family History

Wise Name Meaning
English: nickname for a wise or learned person, or in some cases a nickname for someone suspected of being acquainted with the occult arts, from Middle English wise ‘wise’ (Old English wis). This name has also absorbed Dutch Wijs, a nickname meaning ‘wise’, and possibly cognates in other languages.Americanized form of German and Jewish Weiss ‘white’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Wise Families

  • Number of Wise families
     648 - 1,294
     217 - 647
     1 - 216
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wise families
     662 - 1,322
     221 - 661
     1 - 220
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wise families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Wise Family Origin

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Wise Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Wise

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Wise Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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